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Year 5

Hello all, my name is Mr Toone, the Year 5 teacher. This will be my ninth year teaching and my second with this wonderful bunch of children. I will be joined by my good friend Mr Westwood, as together we will strive to make the learning this year fun and engaging. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask any one of us and we will do our best to help! 

 

You will find on this class page examples of children's work, guidance and documents to support your understanding of what and how your child is learning in Year five, exciting class news and activities that we get up to!

 

 

English
This term, we will be analysing a poem called Leisure by William Henry Davies. We will be practicing the poem and performing our versions in front of the rest of the school - via Teams.

Leisure

 

WHAT is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?—

No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows:

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass:

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night:

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance:

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began?

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

 

By William Henry Davies

Science

In Science, we will be learning all about Gravity. We will interpret Sir Isaac Newton's discovery of the law of gravity and investigate how it is a force that pulls all objects towards the Earth.

 

'One day, while he was sitting under a tree, an apple fell off the tree and hit him on the head. He thought that there must be a reason why the apple fell off the tree. He worked out that something must be pulling the apple downwards and after much thinking he figured it was gravity that was pulling the apple down.'

Sir Isaac Newton

We will analyse the gravitational force of planets and interpret how objects with a heavier mass have a stronger gravitational pull. Then, look at different objects that we have at school, testing which objects fall to the ground first and why.
STEM Farm Invention

Our Challenge:

 

Design a farming machine for 2040 and explain its benefits for the environment.

Design & Technology

 

We will be making a Viking Garden Belt as part of our Design and Technology unit. This will involve researching the best materials to use and stitching them together using the running stitch and cross stitch.

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